Death comes to every living being. It can come from more natural processes such as disease and old age. It can also come from sudden violent incidents. Some of these deaths are the result of another person's negligence. This is often the case in car accidents -- a driver fails to apply brakes on time, is driving while impaired or is tailgating the vehicle ahead, for example. A death from these and similar causes can give rise to a wrongful death action.
If negligence on the part of another person contributed to a fatal accident, then a wrongful death lawsuit may be possible. Our law firm has witnessed many cases of people who lose loved ones in sudden but entirely preventable accidents. We understand the devastating grief that comes with such a loss from an accident. Our law firm has helped many families obtain compensation by holding the responsible parties accountable for their negligence.
Before we file a wrongful death claim, we carefully investigate the accident to determine the factors that contributed to it. In some cases, a wrongful death suit can name multiple defendants. This is often the case in fatal truck accidents where a truck driver, trucking company and employer acted recklessly before the collision. Naming more than one defendant in a lawsuit can increase the chances of being awarded just compensation.
Some wrongful death claims arise from defective products that should not have been on the market. For example, if a person dies in an accident where an airbag did not deploy to prevent death, then a wrongful death claim may arise against the manufacturer of the airbag if it can be shown the airbag was defective.
Wrongful death claims can be complex. Readers who want to learn more about such claims can follow this link to our website.